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    LOL Comedy Club

    16/12/2021 | The Slade Rooms

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    Starring: Steve Harris Keith Carter as Nige Freddie Farrell Damion Larkin (MC)


    'BLOKE NEXT DOOR' & PAL TO THE STARS READY TO WOW WOLVERHAMPTON Steve Harris first leapt on stage back in August 1998 and it took not one, or two but three attempts at performing his first gig at XSMalarkey (then Scruffy Murphy's) in Fallowfield before he actually conjured up the bottle to get on stage. Who could have guessed that within three short months Steve would blast his way to wining the coveted North-West Comedian of the Year award after just five gigs. Not bad when you consider that other winner include Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford and John Bishop. He then also became a finalist of the BBC new comedy awards and Channel 4's "So you think you're funny" in the same year. Soon Steve was out on tour with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans so Steve comes highly recommended from the heavyweights of TV comedy. He's gone on to headline all of the top comedy clubs in the UK plus venues as far flung as Hong Kong and Australia. Steve is also universally admired and respected, even loved by his fellow comics as he brings joy, light and laughter to any room he enters. Warm natured in bucketloads his comedic ability comes from a mind absolutely ready for anything you can throw at him, sorting out heckles with ease and keep audiences of all kinds laughing and entertained. Seeing the self-assured pro gagster he is now, it's hard to believe that Steve Harris' stand up career very nearly didn't happen. Frankly you wont find a comedian with more assured stage presence - he's absolute power house of proletariat confidence. In other words he's like the bloke next door but really, really funny! 'Fancy dancing, quick one-liners and a whole lot of charisma' Daily Post 'Quite simply, fantastically funny' BBC 'He's caustic and witty, a good all-rounder" The Guardian "I couldn't lift my hands to wipe the tears of laughter from my face" Chortle Keith Carter as Nige is known as one of the best character comedians on the circuit and so much so, many have not known he was in character. His most famous creation Nige has gained cult status amongst comedy fans and comedians alike and is see as a comedy icon in his native Liverpool. 'Nige' has won several awards including Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year 2003 and North West Breakthrough Comedian of the Year 2005. Capital of Culture judge, Sir Jeremy Isaacs, was quoted as saying 'He helped Liverpool win the bid'. He may look like any ordinary scally but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent gags and stories. Watch open mouthed as he explains how superheroes should make their money, hold back a tear as he explains his father's drug-related death (a box of Lemsips fell on him) and reel back with amazement as he travels through time before your very eyes. His unique ability to improvise and interact with an audience whilst delivering a perfectly honed set of belly-laugh gags and hilariously surreal stories has taken him across the globe, as well as working with, amongst others, Sean Lock, Reg D Hunter, Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand. Carter can count Johnny Vegas and Jon Richardson as fans of his work. His contemporaries like him so much that Steve Coogan's company, Baby Cow paid for his one man show Edinburgh run in 2012 and Craig Cash's company, Jelly Legs paid to make a half hour teaser pilot to be shown at the BBC of one of Carter's characters. For a comic that is not a TV celebrity, Carter still managed to perform a multi character one man show to a sell-out crowd in Liverpool's Neptune Theatre in 2014 and turned it into a successful selling DVD. Because of its offbeat format, It has started to become a 'cult film' for comedy aficionados. Carter wrote a weekly column for The Liverpool Echo Newspaper about his life as a comedian before it was banned (after two years and despite public outcry) in 2016 for being 'too honest' for a Sunday morning readership. Carter is constantly being offered the chance to showcase his style on television. A temptation he has resisted until he feels the time is right. He has dabbled in television and radio work, his infamous 'Jesus' Younger Brother' series for the BBC in 2013 was banned before it was even aired (no joke). TV & RADIO CREDITS Presenter of Radio 5's new show, 'Better Than The News'. 'Jason Manford's Tonightly Show' (Channel 4) 'It's Adam and Shelley!' (BBC 3) 'Comedy Shuffle' (BBC 2) Johnny Vegas' Tatt' (Sky One) 'Scallywagga' (BBC 2) 'A character comic of rare skill' - The Guardian 'Carter is in danger of becoming huge' - Chortle 'Surely this man will have a sitcom in a few years time' - Metro Freddie Farrell has a captivatingly hilarious anecdotal approach to humour. His natural storytelling ability coupled with his likeable and relaxed stage presence make him one of Britain's most seamless and gut-bustingly funny comedians. His quality was proven quickly as within a year of becoming a comedian he was already sharing the bill with acclaimed comedians such as Sarah Millican and Chris Ramsey; proof of his comedic class. Freddie performs at such iconic venues such as The Glee Club, The stand, Jongleurs, Highlight and the Comedy Store. He has even had a 4 star review from 'Three Weeks' for his first full run at the Edinburgh Fringe - which is very impressive. "Very funny & likeable" Three Weeks "Hugely entertaining.. raw comedy with no reservations" EdFringeReview (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) "Gave the audience the most laughs" Stourbridge News Plus Damion Larkin will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more. "Industrious in rotating his material?which is warmly and intelligently told" Chortle "One of the country's top new acts" BBC (this was years ago so now he's just one of the country's comedians! haha) All line ups are subject to change, but don't worry, we'll only replace them with someone just as funny!

     
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Ticket Prices:£16.50 in advance (plus fees), £19 on the door
Doors Open:Doors 7.30pm, start 8pm. Ages 16 plus only

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Seating Plan:Slade Rooms

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